Maryland Senate President Mike Miller says he will allow a vote on a measure that would repeal the death penalty.
Miller personally supports the death penalty.
But the Democrat said he has told Governor Martin O’Malley he would give him an opportunity to have a vote.
In the past it has been buried in a Senate committee.
Miller told the Baltimore Sun that if the Governor has the votes he will allow it to go to the floor.
O’Malley has been a longtime opponent of the death penalty and he has gotten some pressure from the NAACP to push again for its end during this year’s legislative session.